Google may be avoiding Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform when it comes to an official YouTube app, but that’s not stopping the company from working on an easier to use YouTube app for your TV. In an official blog post, Google has revealed that they are working on an updated YouTube app for Xbox One (and other streaming platforms).
“An Epic Rap Battle of History looks even more epic on the big screen, but finding the battle you want on your TV can take longer than it took Wallace to layeth the smackdown on Washington because of all the clicking around you have to do. That’s why you’ll soon be able to find videos you want more easily with the updated YouTube app for TV designed for the big screen, which will also bring you all the videos and playlists from channels. This update already started with Xbox One, and we’ll roll out the updated app to other streaming devices in the following weeks,” Google stated in an official blog post.
The updated YouTube app will let you see the channels you subscribe to and the videos you care about, as well as a guide on the left side of the screen that is similar to YouTube’s website counterpart. Once you sign in, you can jump to all the latest videos from your subscriptions and recommendations in the What to Watch section, or launch a playlist.
The update should make it easier to navigate YouTube using your Xbox One remote as well. Now if only Google would reconsider its stance on releasing a fully featured YouTube app for Windows Phone.
You can see the update in action below.Further reading: Google, Microsoft, Xbox One, YouTube